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Singing convention shapes up

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Music has always been a part of Kathy Buelin’s life. She says her mother’s side of the family, the Sains, always sang gospel music together. “All of them grew up learning to sing through the system of shape note music,” Buelin said, referring to the do-re-mi type of musical notation…

2007 tax return needed for rebate

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Most Americans have heard about the 2008 Internal Revenue Service economic stimulus tax rebate checks, but some senior citizens aren’t sure how to go about receiving them. “They know something about it, but they don’t know what to do,” said Karen Leonhardt, director of Lincoln County Senior Services. Many of…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Keymandy Williamson Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Corrections for possession with the intent to sell…

Around Town 4/4/2008

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NARFE The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Guest speaker will be Leroy Buff. CAREGIVER CLASSES Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes will be held 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. beginning Thursday at the Lincoln County Senior Center,…

My Treasure helps sellers sell items on eBay

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There are plenty of items for sale at the My Treasure eBay drop off store, located at 118 N. Court Square in Lincolnton. You just can’t buy them there. Open for almost two years, the shop functions as a drop-off center for things to be sold on eBay, the popular…

Opening up Communications

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Catawba Valley potter honors, breaks tradition

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In many ways, Michael Ball is a traditional Catawba Valley potter. He digs his own clay. He follows the traditional firing methods. He uses a traditional glaze. Putting a gas mask on a face jug, however, is anything but traditional. “I’m not going to put myself in a box,” Ball…

ECA bus trips set for spring

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Members of the Extension Community Association and Lincoln County Senior Citizens Council have planned three $20 warm-weather bus trips, which are open to the public. “It’s not just a fun thing,” said Melinda Houser, an agent with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension. “They’ll have a good time and enjoy it,…

Secondhand shop serves curious in Lincolnton

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Carolyn Hefner has a simple reason for opening The Curiosity Shop in Lincolnton: “I got bored,” she said. Hefner, now 56, started working when she was 15. Following surgery on her hands and arms two years ago, however, she was no longer able to upholster furniture and found herself unemployed…

Guitarist focuses on Brazilian music

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The sound of Brazilian guitar is coming to downtown Lincolnton Thursday. “It’s so amazing how different countries have a different take on guitar music,” said Rosemary Hubbarb, co-publicity chairwoman for the Lincoln County Concert Association. Classical guitarist David Burgess will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center.…